by Adam Mines, Fox24, WGXA, Friday, April 5th 2019

MACON, Ga — In a press conference today it was announced that Central Georgia Technical College in conjunction with Robins Air Force Base will be expanding their Aviation Program.

In doing so students will help to meet the demand to fill jobs in aviation at Robins Air Force Base.

Central Georgia Technical College will be moving into the old Boeing Facility that covers the 240,000 square foot property at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

Mayor Robert Reichert said, “This is a great day for Middle Georgia, a great day for the State of Georgia.”

Robins Air Force Base Brigadier General John C. Kubinec added, “This is another tangible demonstration of a saying that goes around here and it’s that every day in Middle Georgia Military Appreciation Day.”

U.S. Senator of Georgia, David Perdue says “the world is more dangerous then any other time in my lifetime.”

According to Senator Perdue, $80,000,000,000 was given to the military in the last two years, which provides stability so the military can be rebuilt over the next decade. He adds, the worry is now focused on wars across all platforms. Platforms such as air, land, sea, cyber, and space. In addition, Senator Perdue says “what we’re doing here is protecting our way of life.”

Further stated in the release, “Plans will be revealed for facilities, hangars, and classrooms as a co-location for workforce and training programs as a part of a first-of-its-kind project. Leadership from each partner organization will address their involvement in workforce development and program relocation, and the possibilities expansion will create for the region’s aerospace industries and education programs.”